Community Grants



2019 Community Grants

The 2019 Community Grants cycle is now open. The application is available here. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on April 8, 2019. Questions? See our FAQ page.


Impact Reports

Impact reports for the 2018 Community Grants cycle are available here, and are due August 31, 2019. Please submit them to


About BCF Community Grants

BCF Community Grants focus on local funding opportunities that are tailored to support the long term success of children, youth and families throughout Benton County. All grant requests must be for a program which supports the growth and success of children, youth, and families in Benton County and fit within one of the following priorities:

  • Arts and Culture  (e.g. art programs, musical opportunities for youth)
  • Basic Needs  (e.g. school supplies, emergency food)
  • Capacity Building and Capital Projects  (e.g. supplies for programs, case management, infrastructure)
  • Investing in Youth  (e.g. education, mentorship, early literacy, scholarships)
  • Science, Technology and the Environment (e.g. nature and technology focused summer camps or after school programs)

For additional information concerning grants or the Benton Community Foundation please feel free to contact the Foundation at 541-753-1603.

2018 Community Grant Recipients 


Investing in Youth

CASA - Voices for Children, A Voice for Every Child

Corvallis Parks and Recreation - Osborn Aquatic Center, Preschool Water Safety Outreach

Muddy Creek Charter School Library, Muskrats Love Literacy

Old Mill Center for Children and Families, Promoting Early Literacy for Families in Need

Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments, Foster Grandparent Program

South Benton Community Enhancement, Read on Wheels


Arts and Culture

Cornerstone Associates, Inc., We find ourselves in the place just right: A Shaker Songbook

Corvallis Community Band, Educational Concert for Fourth Grade Students

Corvallis Repertory Singers, Increasing Access and Participation

South Benton Community Enhancement, Art in the Park


Basic Needs

ABC House, Family Support Services

Alsea Food Bank, 2018 Grant

Benton Habitat for Humanity, Home Repair Initiative

Benton Furniture Share, Beds for Kids

Coastal Range Food Bank, Inc., Food Assistance and Nutrition Program

Mary's River Gleaners, Food Buy & Maintenance

Vina Moses Center, Back to School Program


Capacity Building

Alsea Community Effort, Alsea Emergency Operations Center

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, Citizenship Support for Immigrants

First United Methodist Church, Room at the Inn - Case Management

Jackson Street Youth Services, Crisis Line & Phone System Upgrade

Philomath Community Services, Design and Construct Wall

South Benton County Gleaners, Infrastructure at food distribution site


Science, Technology, and the Environment

Chintimini Wildlife Center, Oregon Wildlife Science/Corvallis School District Pilot Program

Oregon State University - STEM Academy, STEM Academy Camp Scholarship Funding

2017 Community Grant Recipients


Investing in Youth

Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, Summer Scholarships

College Hill High School, Summer Farm Program

Corvallis Environmental Center, Healthy Schools Imitative

Old Mill Center for Children and Families, Therapeutic and Educational Support Program

Philomath Youth Activities Club, Scholarship Program

South Benton Community Enhancement, Read on Wheels and Art in the Park


Arts and Culture

Cornerstone Associates and WINGS, "Rock the Heart and Soul"

Corvallis-OSU Symphony, Symphony Performance for 4th and 5th grade students


Basic Needs

Jackson Street Youth Services, Next Steps Program

Stone Soup, Food Program

Vina Moses, Back to School Program

Assistance League of Corvallis, Coats for Operation School Bell


Capacity Building and Capital Projects

Community Outreach Inc, Children's Services

Mid-Valley Harvest, Food Harvest Program 

Philomath Community Services, Purchase and install lift

Room at the Inn, Case Management

Casa Latinos Unidos de Benton County, Educational Workshops


Science, Technology and the Environment

STEM Academy, Scholarship Program